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The Dark Tower (Movie Review)

PLOT: The fate of a tower that holds the universe together is in peril as a wizard attempts to destroy it, and only a mythical "gunslinger" and a boy with powerful psychic powers can stop him. REVIEW: There's a mantra used by the protagonist in THE DARK TOWER that goes like this: "You have forgotten the face of your father." To have done this in this story means you have...
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Firestarter remake lights up with Universal & Blumhouse, gets director

It's good to be the King! Akiva Goldsman, the Oscar winning scribe of A BEAUTIFUL MIND, is set to direct a remake of Stephen King's FIRESTARTER for Blumhouse and Universal. Deadline dropped the news, relaying word from Jason Blum himself at the Overlook Film Festival in Mt. Hood, Oregon...of course the Timberline Lodge being the infamous location of Stephen...
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Akiva Goldsman to helm Avengelyne, from comic by Deadpool creator

DEADPOOL was the smash hit of February, so it only makes sense that Hollywood is desperately seeking more Rob Liefeld comics to pump onto the silver screen. The latest property to be picked up is AVENGELYNE , which Paramount has snatched up to be produced by Akiva Goldsman (THE DARK TOWER, I AM LEGEND), who also has an eye on the director's chair. Goldsman is...
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The Dark Tower spinoff TV show to feature Idris Elba, adapt Wizard and Glass

THE DARK TOWER is going multimedia, y'all! The Nikolaj Arcel-directed flick, starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey, will hit theaters on February 17, 2017 , but that won't be the end of the property. MRC and Sony Pictures will also be producing a 10 to 13 episode season of a spinoff series expanding the mythology of the DARK TOWER universe.  Presumably, that might change...
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It's the Booze Talkin', They'd better not f*ck up The Shining sequel!

Who will ever forget the first time they witnessed THE SHINING. This masterwork from the legendary Stanley Kubrick is a terrifying journey that features an iconic performance from Jack Nicholson, and some of the creepiest imagery you will ever see - blood gushing out of that elevator still creeps me out. This 1980 classic is on many a cinephile’s list of favorites, but not everybody...
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The Shining sequel Doctor Sleep is getting a film adaptation

DOCTOR SLEEP , Stephen King's sequel to his iconic novel THE SHINING, was published in 2013, thirty-six years after its 1977 predecessor. Stanley Kubrick's adaptation of THE SHINING was released in 1980, so it would be a perfect parallel if the cinematic adaptation of DOCTOR SLEEP were to be released in 2016. That's not going to happen, but we can settle for the fact that...
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Matthew McConaughey is in the running for Stephen King's The Dark Tower

Writer/director Josh Boone is working on adapting Stephen King's epic novel THE STAND into multiple films at Warner Bros. During this process, one the actors said to be on the project's casting wish list is Matthew McConaughey, and while the loudest rumblings have been that McConaughey was being eyed for the role of the evil Randall Flagg, Boone has said that he'd...
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The Ring follow-up Rings has been pushed back into 2016

Earlier this year, a film entitled RINGS went into production with director F. Javier Gutierrez at the helm. A sequel to 2002's THE RING that is set, appropriately, 13 years after the events of that film, RINGS was scheduled to be released next month, on November 13th. If you've noticed the distinct lack of marketing for it, this should come as no surprise - home studio...
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Stephen King's The Dark Tower might be directed by Nikolaj Arcel

We've been writing about THE DARK TOWER for so very long now... The ambitious adaptation of Stephen King's epic book series has gone through many iterations it's hard to keep track of them all. Now that the project has found new life at Sony, it's revving up again, and it may have just locked in a most unusual choice to direct. Deadline is reporting Nikolaj Arcel is in line to...
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The Dark Tower movie still stands; Sony and MRC to co-produce

  The long road Stephen King's THE DARK TOWER books have traveled to reach the big screen may have finally come to an end - a happy end, that is. It's being reported by THR the epic adaptation of the ambitious western-horror-action series - which seemed deader than a fossil as of last year - has found new life with Sony and production company MRC (Media Rights Capitol); the two entities...
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Kenneth Choi joins horror-thriller Stephanie, starring Frank Grillo

A new face has joined Akiva Goldsman’s horror-thriller STEPHANIE , as THR got the early word that Kenneth Choi, who most recently appeared on NBC's series Allegiance and FX's Sons of Anarchy, will star in Universal's new horror film. Choi joins the previously announced Frank Grillo, Shree Crooks and Anna Torv. The story centers on… …a young...
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F. Javier Gutierrez's Rings is not a prequel; director clarifies rumors

Earlier this month we reported on the rumor that the upcoming RINGS, to be helmed by F. Javier Gutierrez, was said to be a prequel to THE RING remake that would take place years before the creation of the haunted VHS tape and tell the origin of Samara’s reign of terror. Now Gutierrez has taken to Twitter to clarify the rumors and share when RINGS will take place. From...
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